part two: the singapura intoxication

but before that, let me just vent...


(fast, heavy breathing...getting sloooower, and big sigh...silence)

that makes me feel better now.

let's move on, shall we?


total alcohol intake for day two of the Singapura adventure. three glasses. assorted.

first glass was the Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel at around 4:00 pm. yes, remember that?

we specifically reserved day two (a Saturday) for our night out, originally at Zouk, but we were only able to leave our hotel at 11:30 p.m., and after taking a suggestion from the friendly Sheraton staff to have dinner at Lau Pau Sat (another hawker type food center), we decided to proceed to nearby Ministry of Sound club along Clarke Quay (yesiree, Singapore has THE famous Ministry of Sound...*turning green with envy*).

like Zouk, the Ministry of Sound is a clubs-within-a-club club. when we asked the receptionist how many areas there were inside, she said five - although we only familiarized ourselves with three - the hip hop/ r&b music area "Smoove", the chill-out/lounge music area "Pure", and the house music area, presumably the main area, whose name we forgot and where we eventually stayed.

entrance fee for the ladies was Singapore $25 (P800 / USD 15), and Singapore $30 for the men (P960 / USD 18), with two free stubs for drinks and access to all of the clubs. rather cheap, yes?

erm, nooooo, i'm not drunk in this shot, although this was taken as we were leaving the club, at around 3:00 a.m.

erm, noooooo, not drunk here either. this is my second glass for the day, and the first at the club.

hehe, look at me...crazy, crazy me. like an animal let out of its cage, with a glass of vodka sprite in hand.

that's the third glass for the day, and the second at the club. like an animal let out of its cage, with a mug of Heineken in hand. do i look druuuuuunk? i'm not drunk! *hik* i only had 2 glasses! how could i be drunk? *hik*

weeeee! i had a great time!

did i mention i had a great time?

what a blast at the Ministry of Sound. i even bought a CD of its 2006 collection Asia edition, the next day at HMV (awesome tracks by the way; i highly recommend it!).

what a long, tiring day, capped with awesome sounds in an awesome club, with awesome friends, and awesome drinks.

oooooh, did i mention i had a great time? *hik*

posted by vina @ 11:03 AM           


At 3:40 PM, June 19, 2006, Blogger Owen FV said...

you know what, I havent been to the Ministry of Sound. We did try to go there on the opening night but there was a whopping 48,000 people in the queue. We ended up on a nearby bar instead.

A lot of good reviews about that CD collection as well. malagay nga yan sa shopping cart ko.

At 5:13 PM, June 19, 2006, Blogger christine said...

You guys really know how to make the most of your trips. I wish I did what you did and went to where you went when I was in Singapore. Keep enjoying your life! :)

At 8:41 PM, June 19, 2006, Anonymous snglguy said...

Good to read that you had a blast clubbing in S'pore. Not my kind of scene though, my bar hopping days are over decades ago. It looks like I've had too much of it in my younger days. LOL! :-D

At 9:48 PM, June 19, 2006, Anonymous annabanana said...

hello vina!
wow clubbing with friends..that's cool! i never really enjoyed that thing when i was younger, im more of a homebody, but now im beginning to question if i missed out on something...hmmm, anyway, thanks for the blog visit, and yes happy birthday in advance! :D

At 2:50 AM, June 20, 2006, Blogger yuri said...

girl ministry of sound! kainis ka... would love to be there. been to zouk though.

At 11:06 AM, June 20, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi OWEN! talaga, 48,000! grabe ha. pero i'm telling you, the place is sooooo huge! di ko alam kung ano ang capacity nun. there's another hip club/bar din daw sa esplanade named embassy? i don't know if you've checked that out already.

yes, do buy the cd. all the tracks are great!

At 11:07 AM, June 20, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi CHRISTINE! thanks for dropping by! aaaaw, i'm sure that when you do get back to singapore, that you'll be able to go to these exact places and probably have even more fun than we did!

At 11:09 AM, June 20, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi SNGLGUY & ANNABANANA. late bloomer nga kasi ako, hehe. but it's not like i seek the night life; i just enjoy myself when i do get the chance to go out.

At 11:10 AM, June 20, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi YURI dearie. hehe, di bale, i'm sure mapupuntahan mo rin yan. i've been to Zouk na rin, but that was almost 4 years ago pa, before its multi-million dollar renovation. i bet it's even more beautiful now.

At 4:17 PM, June 20, 2006, Blogger tin-tin said...

so how's meralco? hehe. ministry of sound? wow! :)

At 11:02 PM, June 20, 2006, Anonymous April Zara said...

Hey! My friends and I were at the Ministry on Saturday night too! Benny Bennassi was spinning right? Man! It was soo fun. We danced until numipis na ang soles ng pumps ko. Hahaha.

Well, I'm glad you're having fun here in Singapore. =)

At 10:16 AM, June 21, 2006, Blogger vina said...

TIN, ayun, i have to pay the bill by tomorrow, otherwise mapuputulan kami. grrrrr, grabe, ang mahal talaga.

ministry of sound club is huuuuuge, and people there just knew how to let it all out.

At 10:19 AM, June 21, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi APRIL ZARA! yessss, i think that was his name. from hed kendi, right?

anyway, i'm back here in manila na, but i'm looking forward to making a regular trip to singapore. once a year will do. nakuuuu, sana nga, sana nga.

At 1:16 AM, June 23, 2006, Blogger Sassy Lady said...

Well good to know to had a great time and took great crazy pics..which turn out to be surprisingly nice...hehe..

At 1:28 PM, June 30, 2006, Blogger Will said...

hi Vina,

I was just blog hopping along and i found ur site. What interested me was ur Singapore posts! I was there too.

Ministry of Sound (MoS) was definitely a highlight for me too! Wednesdays is ladies night! Studio 54 is cool. Retro and very shaggadelik! But I lost my memory of that night somewhere in Smoove.

Zouk was also great. They have a more upscale section "Velvet" which only lets 25 and above in. Its great when u want to get away from the teenyboppies.

At 7:03 PM, June 30, 2006, Blogger vina said...

hi WILL! yes, i definitely enjoyed MoS! we started with Smoove, stayed at the main arena, then dropped by Smoove again before finally calling it a night. except for me and my other friend, ria, the rest of the group don't drink nor party, so we two didn't have any choice but to go home, hehe.

i've already been to Zouk but that was 3 years ago, before its renovation.

we hope to go back to singapore. we had a blast!

thanks for dropping by!


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